The event will take place on 27 January 2019 – on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The screening of Roberta Grossman’s film „Who will write our history” will take place in over 250 locations worldwide: international organizations, cultural and academic centres, museums, cinemas, theatres, synagogues.
The American-Polish co-production was made in the convention of a fictionalized documentary. The script was based on Samuel Kassow’s book, „Who will write our history?”, telling the story of the Oneg Shabbat group and the Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto.
The main screening will take place at the Paris UNESCO headquarters, with an audience of about 1500 diplomats. The film will be accompanied with a discussion, which will include such participants as Audrey Azoulay – general director of UNESCO, Éric de Rothschild, President Memorial de la Shoah, Nancy Spielberg, producer of the film, Roberta Grossman, and Samuel D. Kassow. The discussion will be moderated by Stephen Smith, head of the USC Shoah Foundation and representative of UNESCO in the area of education about genocide.
The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute , the Jewish Historical Institute Association in Poland and the Oneg Szabat Program are partners of the film and of the special screening, which will take place on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on 27 January.
The patrons of all the screenings are Steven Spielberg USC Shoah Foundation and the World Jewish Congress. They will be linked to the #WeRemember campaign, commemorating the memory of the Holocaust victims. Screenings will be preceded with a trailer presenting the goals and reach of the campaign, the viewers will be encouraged to join the campaign on their profiles in social media.
Screenings in Poland will take place in several locations: the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, the POLIN Museum, in Łódź, at the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute (where original documents from the Archive as well as a milk can in which they were preserved in can be seen at the permanent exhibition, „What we’ve been unable to shout out to the world”).
The film will be also screened in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Israel (in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa), United States (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles), Canada, Australia, as well as in the UN information centres in Belarus, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Paraguay, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago.